Unformatted text preview: ur mind. It also clears your ear also.
Those papers report rubbish.
Lady: Come down lah. Then you will know what I
John: Okay I’ll think about it first. Appendix E
Interview: Miss Lim Siew Kuan –
customer of My Summer Day Spa
Q: How much do you pay for each session of
A: About $38 for a ten session package.
Q: Do you think the prices of treatments are justified?
A: Alright I think. Not too expensive.
Q: Did you experience any unpleasant encounters at
the spa? John: Oh, I was just looking through your brochure,
and I saw this ear candling treatment. A: They push very hard for sales of their treatments.
They just push and push and push. Even though I
have already signed up for a ten session package,
they already started to persuade me to upgrade
and add on new treatments on my 3rd or 4th
session. But I think this problem only happening in
the branch I went to because my sister didn’t have
this problem at the other branch. There’s also
incorporate hidden costs in their packages. They
put up a signboard stating a fix price for one
session. But when you go inside they have
addition charges which they didn’t state on the
signboard. Lady: Yes, we provide it. Do you want to make an
appointment for a treatment? Q: Do you think that the therapists are skilled enough
to perform massages and treatments? John: No, I just want to know if it works, because I’ve
never tried it before. A: They employ some blind therapists. So I can’t
comment. The rest are mediocre in their skills.
Once there was this therapist who had minor flu
but still massage for me. At first she was fine but
after a while she starting to sniff. But I still
continued because it was too troublesome to
change. Appendix D
Phone interview: Therapist from Yen
John: Hello, is this Yen Wellness Spa?
Lady: Yes. How can I help? Lady: Mmm, you come down and we show you. It’s
John: But I’ve heard from my friends, and read from
the newspapers stating that it is not effective. Q: Any other issues? Ethical or legal? Sleaze?
Lady: No, it’s really effective. Only those who did it 10 A: No. Maybe because I’m a women so I dun face
any issue with sleaze. Appendix F
Radio interview: Miss Howie Lim
interviews Mr Peter Sng, President of the
Spa Association of Singapore
Q: Rejuvenation, Wellness, Calm, Relaxation. These
are just some of the words that come to mind
when one thinks of spas and getting a massage.
But it wasn’t always so. In fact, some still feel that
spas and massage parlors hide behind the flimsy
cover of health and engage in vice related
activities. I caught up with Mr. Peter Sng,
President of the Spa Association of Singapore
and first asked him how that sleazy image came
about and if people’s perceptions were changing.
A: Massage has long known to have therapeutic
effects. It is only when it got mixed up with the
uncontrolled environment that it got a sleazy
image. The sexual connotation and the
undesirable image of massage parlors was
inherited from the 50s. Unfortunate...
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